Health

NY bill would require bachelor's degrees for RNs

(AP) -- New registered nurses would have to earn bachelor's degrees within 10 years to keep working in New York under a bill lawmakers are considering as part of a national push to raise educational standards for nurses, ...

Medications

Pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need reform

Canada's pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need major reform to encourage and protect innovation in developing new drugs, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

As an ultramarathoner who covers as many as 100 miles a week during peak training, Heather Mashhoodi has to get creative to make the miles go by faster.

Health

Calif. hospital system settles celeb records cases

(AP) -- Years after hospital employees were accused of snooping into the medical records of celebrity patients, UCLA Health System agreed to pay an $865,000 settlement for potential violations of federal privacy laws.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Report says nursing home industry needs an overhaul

The nursing home industry is awash in ineffective care and staffing shortages, claims a new report that calls for sweeping changes in an industry whose failures have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Dentistry

Supreme Court drills dentists in teeth-bleaching dispute

(AP)—The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering ...

Health

US Supreme Court sets hearings on Obama health reform

The US Supreme Court will hear evidence challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform -- which has come under fire from Republicans -- over three days in March, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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